Interesting. Lucia is a very demanding and challenging role for a soprano. Donizetti is famous for his mad scenes that require Lucia to display her full vocal range and control. Maria Callas gave Lucia somewhat of a rebirth in the 1950's with her performances. Incidentally she sang another Donizetti opera Anna Bolena in Dallas in 1957 which was recorded. It has an even more demanding mad scene.The local opera company has been rehearsing in the park behind our house. Mozart's Marriage of Figaro and Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.